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NaNoWriMo

I’m participating in (inter)National Novel Writing Month. I’d run across it several times previously, but never at the right time to actually participate. Well, this time, it’s worked out perfectly. The month of November is hereby dedicated to learning Fon and writing my novel. It’s a lot tougher than I expected. As all of my… Read More NaNoWriMo

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Peaceful Coexistance

There’s a lot of talk these days about how peoples of all faiths can live and work together under the same government, especially when the government clearly favors a rule of law more closely aligned with one faith than another. In Benin, Christians (Catholics and Protestants alike, although it’s a primarily Catholic country), Animists, and… Read More Peaceful Coexistance

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Man, I forgot how freaking hard preparing lessons is. I’ve spent the last few days coming up with a comprehensive outline for an HTML/ CSS class, complete with homework assignments and accompanying examples . . . in French. And I’m not done yet. It’s frustrating because I could teach the classes by the seat of… Read More

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CAT!!!

I got a cat!!!!! Got an email from my post-mate yesterday, “Hey, Theresa, um, I have your cat, want to come over and get it?” Turns out, he’s had the damn thing since Saturday, but had no way of getting in touch with me. Go figure. We had dinner, and played with the cats, and… Read More CAT!!!

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Kitty love

Kitten-proofed the house last night. That was a nightmare. Turns out it’s pretty hard to get chemicals, medicine, and cleaning agents out of reach when you DON’T HAVE ANY FURNITURE. Luckily, I am a super-duper-resourceful PCV . . . and my bookcases finally came last night, which helped out a lot. Cat today or tomorrow!… Read More Kitty love